Year: 1981 Source: New Zealand Medical Journal, v.94, (October 14, 1981), p.265-267 SIEC No: 19910831

This paper attempts to draw together knowledge on the cause of sudden death, the psychological & physical sequelae, the possible interventions & the effects on those who make the interventions. Systems theory is used to structure the levels of organization of the material, such that research findings & clinical experience can be more precisely examined & related. This approach also lessens the possibility that helpful interventions are less likely to be omitted through ignorance or carelessness.